Precisely the reason I’ve been away. I need to spend every waking minute (and even those that I should be sleeping) educating myself on the proceedings at the Olympics. Quite literally I come home at night and feel the need to turn them on immediately and at least listen to what is happening.
I’ve never been so obsessed with watching sports on TV. But these aren’t tlike professional sports with a bunch of over-paid arrogant jerks who cheat on their wives and do drugs on the side. These seem to be real people. So let’s just take a look for a bit.
1. Michael Phelps- I think we might be long lost friends. Want to hang out. I seriously took up swimming since watching him. I witnessed every semi-final and race in which he competed. I was never fond of his ears, but he just seems so down to earth…Love it, and Tall. Being a tall woman that’s always fun to see. I heard he has to wear his little swim pants so low, because they don’t make them long enough to fit him like a normal person. I’ve been there…and the Tall Girl stores just don’t cut it!
I must say that the whole US Men’s Swimming team seems pretty cool. Many have contributed to Mike’s success…you rock too. Hey guys…
See what I mean they look like fun! Hell Ya!
Did you also know he was diagnosed with ADHD and that his mom (who was an elementary principal) found that he was able to control himself better after swimming, so she took him off all meds- go mom! Clearly he’s able to focus there. Now that he’s been offered a ga-jillion and a half dollars for making history, I hope he stays so down to earth and chill like with the media. He’s has that little (Large and Buff) kind of token Golden Boy look.
PS: Michael, will you please share your playlist, I’m in need of some new I’m-going-to-kick-you-ass-songs-and-then-be-all-humble-songs. Love the goggle tan lines.
and I really like you’re back and arms. mmm…. yummy!
Cough, Okay moving onto
2. And while I fully realize that number 2 is not an American, he should be. The Usain “Lightning” Bolt dude from Jamaica. I have to hand it to Jamaica though, they know how to be chill and have a good time. But to be chill and become the world’s fasted man while easily jogging across the finish line, Crazy! I aspire to be like you. When I run, my itty-bitty-shitty-committee in my head makes it all into some mind monopoly. I LOVE watching him run, and his pre-race focus sessions, hahaha…maybe dance sessions seem more appropriate. I bet it really pisses all those serious people off!
And then to turn around and do it again in the 200…new World record an all!
3. When I was 4 years old I remember watching Kim Zimeskle, a gymnast in the Olympics. I wanted to be like her. And there was the once in a lifetime landing on 1-foot in the vault to make history in the 2000 Atlanta Olympics by Carrie Strug. Hard to believe I never became an Olympic gymnast so now I continue to revel in the insane-ness. I should mention while I always won the most flexible award- bending in any arrangement need…I was never coordinated enough to do a cartwheel- even to this day I can’t. So these chicks rock in my world.
At first I rooted for all of them in the all around…because they rock, but also because I think China i a bunch of cheater (more on that later). But seriously…